Helga - Liz Haberfellner

About Helga

Writer, Producer, Director & Teacher

Helga has spent more than 30years in the Canadian film and TV industry as both a filmmaker and a professor. Her filmmaking experience stretches from researching to writing and budgeting, to directing, producing and editing. She won many awards for her work and was recognized as a film doctor.
Her greatest passion however, was making long format science and social science documentaries. Her independently produced films have been shown on Discovery Canada, The Life Network, Canal Plus, the CBC, Radio Canada, and CTV, and have appeared in the USA, England, Turkey, Australia, Germany, France and Japan.
One of her documentaries was selected by Discovery Canada to kick off the Canadian Discovery Channel at Hot Docs in 1996. She also has extensive teaching experience at both the community college and university levels and taught courses in visual language, film aesthetics, filmmaking, documentary production, editing, cinematography, storytelling, media writing, editing concepts, production budgeting, and information and communication theory.
She and her husband combined their filmmaking knowledge and experiences to create workshops for burgeoning filmmakers in Ghana and Namibia which is how she first got involved with BSIFF.

About Helga

Writer, Producer, Director & Teacher

Helga has spent more than 30years in the Canadian film and TV industry as both a filmmaker and a professor. Her filmmaking experience stretches from researching to writing and budgeting, to directing, producing and editing. She won many awards for her work and was recognized as a film doctor.
Her greatest passion however, was making long format science and social science documentaries. Her independently produced films have been shown on Discovery Canada, The Life Network, Canal Plus, the CBC, Radio Canada, and CTV, and have appeared in the USA, England, Turkey, Australia, Germany, France and Japan.
One of her documentaries was selected by Discovery Canada to kick off the Canadian Discovery Channel at Hot Docs in 1996. She also has extensive teaching experience at both the community college and university levels and taught courses in visual language, film aesthetics, filmmaking, documentary production, editing, cinematography, storytelling, media writing, editing concepts, production budgeting, and information and communication theory.
She and her husband combined their filmmaking knowledge and experiences to create workshops for burgeoning filmmakers in Ghana and Namibia which is how she first got involved with BSIFF.